1 Helpful / 4 Not
Must play in Seattle
Pros: Nice variety
Challenging yet you don't have to be a pro to snag a deuce
Spread out and just really relaxing and enjoyable.
The course is like a winding adventure.
Cons: Seattle Trend: Markings and navigation can be difficult the first time. Only reason I didn't give up 4.5
Other Thoughts: Whats with Seattle and the lack of signage and descriptions. There are great courses in the area you just typically need a tour guide to navigate.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Definitely challenging; I really like this course. There is always variety to every hole and it's rare when you drive the same way twice in a row. The grass is green and fresh, except for holes 8 through 11. Even the long holes are fun to play!
Cons: There is often hole re-arranging without warning. You don't always know if your even throwing to the correct spot until you get there. Parking is sometimes iffy, especially on a beautiful day. Make sure you bring plenty of water or something due to the length of the course. If you pack it in, though, make sure to pack it out.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely my favorite course in the Seattle area. Just when I think I'm a good player, I play this course and realize I've still got some work to do!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
A Fantastic Spread Out Course
Pros: Lakewood King County Park is spread out over a huge area of rolling hills, water, and other complexes. The majority of the park is very well manicured and with the recent changes and even with being so spread out - it's still pretty easy to navigate. Note the interchanges from #6 to #7, #10 to #11, and #13 to #14 as you go through the park. The maps posted on this site are out of date with the current numbers posted on the course.
The majority of holes have two distinct pin placements giving you a fresh look at holes depending on the spot. The pins are showing their age, but are in good shape, and the concrete boxes are great to tee from. Parking is easy, but this will change with the construction.
The biggest pro to me were the elevation changes throughout the park in conjunction with the amount and placement of the trees. There are lots of old growth as well as open areas for all types of players to enjoy themselves. I loved the super long #11 (old #12) hole as well as the big downhill of #8 although the softball field can come into play with a bad shot.
BEST HOLE/S: #5; #11; #14
Cons: The biggest con is the impending word that the front five holes of the course may go the way of the dodo when construction starts. Areas by #7 through #10 are already war torn on the far side, so it would be a real shame to see one of the best Seattle courses get destroyed. Thankfully there is enough room to modify the course, but it still won't be the same.
Navigation, although not a huge deal - can be a negative to first timers due to the current changes. We had to guess a few times on the proper pin placement for many holes, and the general direction of the next hole. I would bring the map anyway, because it did help a little in spots.
There's no real integration of water, which is too bad since there is a big lake next to part of the back nine. Maybe it will get incorporated, if there is a redesign. This area of Seattle isn't the greatest either, but it shouldn't be a real issue in the park.
WORST HOLE/S: #1
Other Thoughts: It looks like Lakewood King County Park is loved by many golfers, which means it should certainly come through any future construction. It was well-balanced and challenging for the intermediate level player, and just has a lot of offer with its length, layout, and terrain features. I really hope construction isn't a big issue, because this is certainly a top Washington course east of the Sound.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Excellent Seattle Course
Pros: -Plenty of open holes with great chances to score low.
-Risk reward pin placements that can lead to low scores
-Well maintained course
-overall a very simple course to navigate
-A great mix of open and tight holes
Cons: - Cutbacks on a few holes puts you in the line of fire
- Vandals have damaged a few tee signs
Other Thoughts: This is by far one of the nicest and most well maintained courses i have played. Not a crowded location with plenty of room for error off the tee. Its a good walk with some rolling hills.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Don't wish it, Play it! Before its tom late.
Pros: Large parking lot, Clean restrooms, extra large concrete tee pads, Well groomed fairways, friendly locals, mach V baskets with multiple pin locations that are changed weekly. Course offers all skill levels a challenge with elevation changes and long drives and high risk reward pin placements.
Cons: Some tee signs had been vandalized making them unreadable. Some occasional dog walkers may hold up your game. Course flow requires a few cut backs or walking back up a hill holes #4-5, 7-8, 11-12 come to mind.
Other Thoughts: Lakewood King County DGC is sprawled across rolling hills of lush green grass with mature trees throughout with very minimal under brush. There is a beautiful pond and a small marsh in the park, the marsh is the only water hazard. The course layout uses every corner and nook and cranny of the park making every hole just as challenging as the last. Each hole has a lengthy concrete pad, plenty of benches
Keep your eye on your disc they love to roll and roll and roll!
They play flip doubles every Thursday at 5:and change the pin placements on Wednesday or Thursday before 5:00 pm
I WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THEY ARE STARTING CONSTRUCTION IN AUGUST 2010! THAT MEANS PLAY IT WHILE YOU CAN CAUSE LIKE OTHER REVIEWERS MENTIONED; THEY ARE REMOVING MOST OF THE TOP PART OF THE COURSE AND FITTING IT INTO THE REST. THIS COURSE COVERS SO MUCH GROUND AND IS SPREAD OUT MAKING IT SO GRAND SEPERATING IT FROM THE OTHERS. I HOPE IT WILL KEEP THAT SAME FEELING. I DO KNOW THAT HOLE #1 BASKET WILL BE BY WHERE #15 BASKET IS AND WILL TEE OFF FROM ACROSS THE POND! A TRUE WATER HAZARD
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Play while you can!
Pros: Beautifully well-kempt park. Nice fairways with obstacles tastefully used. This course is where you take a newbie to learn how to play. There are so many tee options here. You can effectively play 21 holes by using alternative tees and baskets. Even your young children can have a good time here.
Cons: This course is about to be drastically changed. A large community center building will be built (beginning this summer) in the middle of the 18th hole fairway. The result will effectively be the loss of holes 1,2,3,4,5, and 18. A re-design is underway and, better or not, will take place in less park space than we have now.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very friendly layout, with some elevation change and a little water coming into play. All holes have 2-3 pin locations. It is also nice having SeaTac close. With these two courses together it is the ultimate place to play some golf!
There is plenty of parking available, and restrooms by #14.
All holes have concrete tee pads and top notch baskets.
Cons: Some transitions between holes requires you to walk on the fairway of another hole, like #4 to #5, and #11 to #12.
Also hole 3 runs right along peoples fenced it back yards, so keep it low.
Other Thoughts: Great place for everyone to play, pros to if you are just learning to play.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Great Course in Seattle
Pros: -Lots of elevation change
-Hard to lose discs
-Benches at nearly every tee pad
Cons: -It was a little difficult to find hole one, drove to wrong entrance of the park.
-Lots of human traffic (not all disc golfers) and fences.
Other Thoughts: -Very fun course, can't think of much to improve it.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
70 minutes of disc golf fun
Pros: This course has something for everyone. Multiple hole positions makes it a joy year-round as it is constantly changing - and always adding a challenge. Fortunately you do not spend time finding the basket - as most of the new pin positions are subtle - adding 15 feet or moving left 20 feet, etc. There are a few hill holes - with an upshots on 2, 6, 9, 11 and 18, and downshots on 4, 10, 12, and 14. Hole 8 is a tight and narrow corridor shot - or if you have the arm - a huge heizer. Look to holes 1 - 3, 7, 10, 15,and 17 for birdies - though all the holes, except 12 long, are in range for many players.
Cons: The biggest con this course has - and this will apply to someone new to the course - signage. It is terrible. Luckily this course is busy enough you can stalk the group in front of you - or if you are feeling friendly join them.
Other Thoughts: The course is the main attraction to the park, and encompasses most of the available park space. Most of the folks that go to tha park are either players - or are familiar with watching people play. There will eb construction happening that will affect about 6 of the holes - luckily there is local leadership that has ensured that a new course layout - and funds to make it happen are ready to go when the construction starts. There is also a water fountain and restroom at hole 14 - seasonally open.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: great elevation changes. Good variety of shots needed. The fairways are very well kept and the tee shot views are beautiful.
Cons: Dont know what it's like normally but it was extremely windy today. I wouod've liked to have it a little calmer for better putting conditions.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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